OSAMU TEZUKA

The “god of manga”, Osamu Tezuka alone created comics with epic stories and established the foundation of anime culture in Japan. His legacy continues through his influence of many noted manga artists, including Fujiko F. Fujio and Mitsuteru Yokoyama (author of Tetsujin 28-go). Tezuka produced a series of popular manga hits for over 40 years until his death in 1989. The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, located where he grew up in Takarazuka, Hyogo Pref., and managed by Takarazuka City, exhibits a number of precious historical materials and works of manga and anime.

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One of his masterpieces, Tetsuwan ATOM (Astro Boy), became the first domestically produced 30-minute TV anime series in Japan. Tezuka not only drew the original manga but also handled the animation production. He adopted a method called “limited animation” requiring simplified motion while allowing the story itself to bring true strength to the work. This labor-saving technique had an enormous influence on subsequent Japanese anime works. Ribon no Kishi (Princess Knight), inspired by watching many performances of the all-girl Takarazuka Revue, helped establish a genre called “girl manga.” Black Jack, which drew on his knowledge as a medical doctor, helped launch the medical manga genre.

In the library at the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, you can see his works translated into various languages from around the world.

Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum

7-65 Mukogawa
Takarazuka-shi, Hyogo Pref.

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TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
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Ultramodern vending machine
次世代型自販機
Sake(Japanese rice wine)
日本酒
Public bathhouse
銭湯
Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
Novels of Haruki Murakami
村上春樹の小説
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Architecture Street
建築ストリート
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Kachaashii
カチャーシー
Awamori
泡盛
Public market
公設市場
Japan
VOCALOID
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Magic Knight Rayearth
Japan
Inu x Boku SS
Japan
Suite PreCure
Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
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Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
HOSHINOYA Kyoto
星のや 京都
Nurturing the arts
京都ギャラリー
Modern jikatabi
モダン地下足袋
Uchimizu
打ち水
Candycrafts
あめ細工
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Japanese sake
日本酒
Wrapping
ラッピング
KAISEKI
懐石
TEMPURA
天婦羅
WASABI
山葵
RICE CAKES
KOHEI NAWA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
YAYOI KUSAMA
MANABU IKEDA
NEBUTA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
AWA ODORI
IAI
居合
NOH
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
SADO
茶道
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
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